RYA Powerboat Level 1

This course is an ideal start to powerboating and for those that want to experience an introductory day out on the water. It is perfect for children, young adults and families new to powerboating that want to learn their on the water skills together. Discount on application for groups of 2 or 3.

Book RYA Powerboat Level 1 at £190 each with DD Marine Training today!

To book a course with DD Marine Training just give us a call to find out the most suitable dates available for you.

Simply call our training office on 02392 465638 or 07764 784614 for phone bookings or email us at training@ddmarine.co.uk

What you will learn

RYA Powerboat course experience required

RYA Powerboat Level 1 is a one-day introduction to the safe handling of a powerboat and suitable for all students over 8 years old with no previous boating experience. £190

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Course details

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Our fully equipped classroom and on the water training helps ensure you get an RYA approved training qualification.

Perfect for first-time powerboaters, this course gives you a basic understanding of powerboating and focuses on boat handling and safety. You will learn the importance of wearing a kill cord, use of safety equipment, everyday boat handling and how to manoeuvre safely on the water. By the end of this one-day course you will be able to safely launch and recover a powerboat from a road trailer and feel confident completing simple manoeuvres such as picking up a mooring buoy. Our Hayling Island RYA Training Centre has easy access to Chichester Harbour and the Solent for the practical introduction to boat handling and safety.

RYA Powerboat Level 1 course £190 per person:

  • Maximum per course: 3 people
  • Course duration: 1 day
  • Experienced required: None
  • Minimum age: 8 years old (accompanied by an adult)
  • Course location: Unit 9 Sparkes Marina, Wittering Road, Hayling Island, Hampshire PO11 9SR

What the course Includes:

  • Vessel fuel costs
  • Use of waterproofs and lifejacket
  • RYA handbook
  • Free parking

RYA Powerboat Level 1 course content:

  • Launching and recovery
  • Preparation of boat and crew
  • Boat handling at low speed
  • Picking up and securing to a mooring buoy
  • Leaving and coming alongside
  • Being towed safely
  • IRPCS (rules of the road)
  • Man overboard recovery

To view and download the RYA Powerboat course overview click here

Buy the RYA Powerboat handbook at the RYA shop click here

If you are looking to charter or hire a boat in the UK or Europe, the best course to undertake is the RYA Powerboat Level 2 course as this includes a free ICC assessment that, once the ICC certificate is issued, then enables you to hire most powerboats up to around 7.5 metres or 25 feet.